So which manly Pinterest alternative should you use? It depends. Each service has its own following. MANteresting is for blue-collar, rugged types. DartItUp is good for college-minded, sports-loving bracket-finishers, and Gentlemint is the image-sharer for stylish men who respect craft beer and boat shoes. Though each network tightly matches—and appeals to—the collective personality of its users, none offers a user experience as robust as their progenitor. Like a dusty construction worker, MANteresting’s interface looks shabby, and since Gentlemint doesn’t allow users to follow one another, the service mimics snobbish hipsters. If we could pick one winner, it’s DartItUp. That site’s look is fun, and despite the unpolished controls, it was simple to find new Dartboards to follow.
Huddle up, men, because here’s another option: How about we just use Pinterest? The original image-sharer has millions of users, finds your friends via Gmail or Facebook (though not Twitter) and it’s dead-easy to use. So what if 80 percent of users post images of Parisian fashions, flowery home decor and cupcakes? If we all rush in, we can take back our half of the social network. After all, there’s room for all of us.